Palmer PTSA Newsletter — October 29, 2017

Dress Like a Hero Day

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Abide by Palmer Dress Code, Please
Hats are acceptable
No Face paint
No masks
No onesies


7th Grade & 8th Grade – Wednesday, November 8th
6th Grade – Thursday, November 9th
4:30PM TO 6:00PM
Carpeted Gym

Dinner and Dance Admission – Only $10.00
(Includes 2 slices of Pizza and a Soda)

Dance Admission Only $5.00
Grab your friends and dance the night away with our awesome DJ
Concessions are available so bring spending money
Pizza $2.00 a slice/Drinks $1.00/Full Size Candy $1.00 each

Please bring your form and payment to the school store.
Tickets will only be sold on the mornings of 10-26 thru 10-31 and 11-1 thru 11-6.
No Tickets sold the day of dances.

Permission Form is available HERE

Palmer Fall Tutoring Starts November 6th

Tutoring sessions begin at 8:15 am. AVID in the AM starts at 8:00 am.
Please follow this link for the FALL SEMESTER 2017-2017 schedule

PTSA Fundraiser

The PTSA fundraiser has started. We are selling Tervis cups and Woodwick Candles.
The Fundraiser packets have gone home so please share these with family and friends.

You can earn lots of prizes plus have a chance to win a pop socket when you register online and send 10 emails to family and friends.

Helping is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Sign Up, Set Up & Share… and it only takes a few minutes, if you have not done so already!
Sign Up! Click on the link to get started!
Set Up! Personalize your own support site by choosing your everyday Hero Theme, creating an Avatar, and uploading a Personalized Video.
Share! Most importantly, share through email, text and Facebook; and please share the brochures that came home in the packets with everyone you know. We make it easy to share with family and friends near and far. Take it to work, show it to friends and family, and Be The Change for our school!

Thanks for your support of the Palmer PTSA!

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From the Learning Commons (Media Center)

Mark your calendars for the Fall Book Fair!
Books make AWESOME holiday gifts!
November 13-17, 2017
Please follow this link to sign up to volunteer the book fair

Counseling Corner

Attention 8th Grade Parents!

8th Grade Parents/Guardians- The Magnet School application system opened on Sunday, October 1st and will close on Friday, December 1st (except Pebblebrook). If your 8th grade student is interested in attending a magnet school in high school, please make sure you don’t miss this window to apply. During the month of October, CCSD Magnet programs will also be hosting prospective student nights at their respective schools. For additional information, please visit:

Annual Holiday Food Drive Has Begun!!

Palmer Middle School is collecting traditional Thanksgiving dinner items this year. Non-perishable food such as rice, beans, soup, pasta and sauce, peanut butter, and other food to feed families the week we are out of school for the holiday. We need your support to make our Food Drive a success.
The winning homerooms will receive a special treat!!
Collection boxes will be in the homerooms through November 10, 2017.

Hints for Homework

Think about Time
Ask your child to consider different time slots she can use to get work done. For instance, maybe she could set aside a weekend morning or Sunday night. Also, some middle graders have time during study period or after lunch to tackle homework. Encourage your child to complete one assignment at school each day. The more she does then, the more she’ll have for fun later.

October Intramurals – Basketball & Soccer

Intramurals meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (Student Choice Day). School doors open at approximately 8:00 and will close at 8:10. Students will need to bring a change of clothes (PE clothes) to participate.

Early Dismissals

Please help us to maximize your students learning experience by minimizing classroom interruptions. We ask that if your child needs to leave school early, please SEND a note with him/her to school. Your child should take the note to the Attendance Office where he/she will be given an early dismissal pass. That way, your child will be waiting for you in the Attendance Office when you arrive. Your help with student check-out will be greatly appreciated! Due to verification we cannot accept dismissals over the phone.

Parents, please remember that you need to stop by the front office to sign in as a visitor anytime that you are in the building. This applies to the mornings before the 8:50 homeroom bell as well as after school.
This is for the safety of all the students and staff in the building.

Yearbooks on Sale Now


To reserve your book, simply go to OR call 1-866-287-3096 and use order number 2401. There is a No Additional Fee to order through the Order Center. You can also order your yearbook at Palmer MS; please make your check payable to Palmer Middle School.

Box Tops News

Please start sending in your Box Tops for Education!
Our Fall collection deadline is October 20, 2017

Please place cut box tops in a plastic baggie with your child’s homeroom teacher’s name on it. Drop off locations for students will be: Front Office and Media Center.

Thank you for supporting Palmer through Box Tops!

Zoyo Yogurt

Sold every Wednesday before school starts in front of the School Store!
Flavors: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla


We are taking a break from selling biscuits until January 2018.
Details to come

Support Palmer’s PTSA

School Store

Whether you need notebooks and paper or mints and locker mirrors, we have lots to offer in the school store. You can also buy your spirit wear here! Please visit to check out all the items and prices. We plan to be open every morning from 8:40-9:10, so come by and check things out.

Community News

Kell Football and Cheer Programs have kicked off their annual Hawaiian vacation fundraiser.
The winner will receive TWO first class tickets to Maui, Hawaii for a four-night stay at a luxury hotel, the Grand Wailea Resort! The drawing will take place at the November 3, 2017 Varsity football game.

Calendar of Events

Oct 30 2017 (7:00 pm): 8-2 Band Concert – Palmer Theater
Oct 31 2017: Dress Like a Hero Day
Nov 1 2017 (4:15 pm): Destiny Daughters of Promise
Nov 1 2017 (7:00 pm): 6th & 7th Grade Fall Orchestra Concert – Palmer Theater
Nov 2 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS
Nov 3 2017: PTSA Duty Free Lunch
Nov 3 2017 (8:00 am): Art Club
Nov 3 2017 (8:15 am): BETA Club Meeting
Nov 3 2017 (4:30 pm): S.T.A.R.S.
Nov 6 2017 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting
Nov 6 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Nov 7 2017: Student Holiday – No School
Nov 8 2017: Character Education Day
Nov 8 2017 (4:30 – 6:00 pm): Fall Dance for 7th and 8th Grade
Nov 9 2017: Tom Mathis Council Reflections Ceremony
Nov 9 2017: Yearbook Picture Retake Day
Nov 9 2017 (4:30 – 6:00 pm): Fall Dance for 6th Grade
Nov 9 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS
Nov 10 2017 (8:00 am): Art Club
Nov 10 2017: 6Th Grade AVID Field Trip to KSU
Nov 10 2017 (4:30 pm): S.T.A.R.S.
Nov 13-17 2017: Palmer Book Fair
Nov 13 2017 (7:00 pm): 6th Grade Chorus Veterans Celebration at Wildwood Baptist Church
Nov 14 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Nov 15 2017 (4:15 pm): Destiny Daughters of Promise
Nov 15 2017: S.T.A.R.S Sparkles Night
Nov 16 2017: 2nd 9 Week Progress Report Cards go Home
Nov 16 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS
Nov 16 2017 (7:00 pm): 6th Grade, 7-1 & 8-1 Band Concert at Kell High School
Nov 17 2017 (8:00 am): Art Club
Nov 20 – 24 2017: Thanksgiving Break
Dec 8 2017 (6:00-10:00 pm): Sparkles Night
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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